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by NS_Tutor_Mathias
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Post your questions here about any videos in the class
Topic: Class Video Quizes and Practice Passages
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: Class Video Quizes and Practice Passages

Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I'm not privy to every strategic decision that went into each quiz, but in part these sorts of inconsistencies arise from the fact that the material covered is sometimes less comprehensive than we intended - over the years, the scope of the test creeps a little upwards...
by NS_Tutor_Mathias
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Post Questions About Exams and QBank
Topic: Biochem QBank 7 Q9
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: Biochem QBank 7 Q9

Good question. A lot of this hinges on knowing what the use of the word physiological in a (somewhat) clinical context means: A physiological condition is perfectly normal, and usually non-threatening. So physiological jaundice due to excess unconjugated hyperbilirubin, as would be the case for opti...
by NS_Tutor_Mathias
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Next Step Books
Topic: NS chem ch.4 - passage Q6
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: NS chem ch.4 - passage Q6

This seems to be a mismatch between the passage and the question (read: an error). While we constantly update our materials, old errors like this that have long since been fixed do propagate in print for a while.
by NS_Tutor_Mathias
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Next Step Books
Topic: chem p.59 - Q 5
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: chem p.59 - Q 5

You know that calcium nitrate was added. You also know that nitrate can't really produce a precipitate (either from content, or get a good idea of this from the table). So you immediately know that your new precipitate must be formed with the calcium you added. From there you only have two options -...
by NS_Tutor_Mathias
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Next Step Books
Topic: NSTP Materials Overview
Replies: 9
Views: 6206

Re: NSTP Materials Overview

That sounds like somebody should have sent you a book called "Reasoning: CARS & Science" along with your package of new books, as that is an entirely new book that came with our 2.0 update. I will reach out and see what happened, and should have an answer for you by the start of the workweek! (Speak...
by NS_Tutor_Mathias
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Post Questions About Exams and QBank
Topic: NS Chem QBank 2: Solutions, Acids, and Electro #16
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: NS Chem QBank 2: Solutions, Acids, and Electro #16

There is essentially a mismatch between a common rule of thumb given ("Weak acids have strong conjugate basis") and uh... well, reality. Weaker acids to tend to have stronger conjugate bases, and stronger bases tend to have weaker conjugate acids. But the term 'weak acid' and 'weak base' refers to a...
by NS_Tutor_Mathias
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Med Admissions and other non-MCAT discussion
Topic: Non-Trad DPT to DO Application Improvement Question?
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: Non-Trad DPT to DO Application Improvement Question?

Disclaimer: I cannot give fully qualified, completely profession advice on admissions. We do offer this as a service through Next Step for actual, professional advice. I on the other hand am just a guy, and my primary role is to answer questions about content, study-strategy and give advice related ...
by NS_Tutor_Mathias
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: What Exam To Start With Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: What Exam To Start With Issue

Depending on how soon you are taking your next MCAT and how ready you feel, I would not suggest immediately taking full-length exams at all. They are just a little too long to extract lessons from and learn incrementally as you start. We have an extensive bank of full lengths (10, plus the diagnosti...
by NS_Tutor_Mathias
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Post your questions here about Next Step's MCAT books
Topic: Gen Chem End of Chapter Qs
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Gen Chem End of Chapter Qs

At the risk of being glib: As long as it takes you. I would not recommend attempting to simulate the exam at every step - you want to first become confident in your content knowledge and problem-solving skills, and only then check in and see if maybe you need to tighten up your timing some. For refe...
by NS_Tutor_Mathias
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Post your questions here about Next Step's MCAT books
Topic: Chemistry Chapter 6
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Chemistry Chapter 6

That is exactly it. An elementary reaction is by definition single step, and that must always be the rate limiting step. The question stem tells us explicitly that this is an elementary reaction, so we already know that it does not proceed in multiple steps. Sorry about the relatively slow reply, we...